Township sets crypt prices at $10K each

For those folks who haven’t quite decided what to do with their earthly remains after they’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, Oxford Township officials would like them to consider an above-ground option with a historical flavor. Last week, the board of trustees voted 5-2 to set a price of $10,000 each for a crypt inside […]

Hot air balloon pilot rises above competition

Shawn Raya, an Oxford resident, recently rose above the rest and placed first in a hot air balloon piloting competition, held in Angola, Indiana, July 7-9. During the annual competition, known as Angola Balloons Aloft, pilots flew the hot air balloons, competing in two flights that tested their skill and accuracy by navigating the winds […]

Township votes to rejoin SEMCOG

After a long absence, Oxford Township decided to rejoin the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). Last week, the board of trustees voted 7-0 to do so and pay $2,238 in membership dues for a 12-month period. “I’ve heard some pretty nice things about SEMCOG and what they can do for communities like us,” said […]

More festival fun

There’s no shortage of entertainment at the annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Leonard. It’s small town fun at its very best. For more photos from Leonard’s Strawberry Festival, pick up a copy of this week’s issue of The Oxford Leader.  



Riding the roller coaster with their arms in the air like they just don’t care are Oxford Middle School eighth-graders Kaitlyn Beckwith (left) and Ava Wilson. Right behind them is fellow eighth-grader Alyse Roop. Thousands of folks, young and old, attended the 9th Annual Seymour Celebration at Oxford Township’s Seymour Lake Park on Friday and […]

July 14 deadline set for school board applicants

A July 14 deadline for applicants looking to become the latest member of the Oxford Board of Education has been set by district officials, after one member vacated his seat. Mike Schweig, who had originally been elected to a four-year term on the school board in November 2014, officially resigned on June 30. According to […]

Survey says?: Public input to be used in master plan update

When it comes to Oxford Township’s future in terms of development and amenities, what do residents want to see? Well, that all depends on who you ask. Between mid-March and mid-May, that’s exactly what was done as folks were invited to participate in a 25-question online survey in order to collect public input as the […]

Alleged drunk driver arrested after damaging subdivision property

A 38-year-old Oxford man who allegedly caused significant property damage in the Oxford Lakes subdivision last week was arrested by village police for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were called to a home located in the 300 block of Lakes Edge Dr., where a 48-year-old man said he had heard a loud crash […]

Godkins to serve as grand marshals

It’s hard to imagine Addison Township without Bob and Gwen Godkin. Whenever a need arises, they’re there. Whenever there’s a local event, they’re there. For years, they’ve worked tirelessly to help preserve the rural township’s rich history and in turn, have become an integral part of it. They don’t do it for money. They don’t […]

Oxford student organizing car show to help fight ALS

Mike Gula loves cars and his grandmother. So it seems only natural that the Oxford resident decided to use one to help the other. Gula is organizing a charity car show for Sunday, Aug. 13 in the parking lot of the Legacy Center, located at 925 N. Lapeer Rd. It will run from 11 a.m. […]

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